Our Staff

Richard Allen

Technology Assistant
[email protected]

Andrea Arana

Operations Manager
[email protected]
512-420-9810 ext. 1002

Dulce Gruwell, MHPS

Peer Program Manager
[email protected]
512-420-9810 ext. 1005

Sharon Guess

Director of Development
[email protected]
512-420-9810 ext. 1007

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Kate Hix

Executive Director
[email protected]
512-420-9810 ext. 1011

Toniya Parker

Director of Program and Outreach

[email protected]
512-420-9810 ext. 1004

Christina Schneider

Communications and Event Coordinator
[email protected]
512-420-9810 ext. 1006

Our Board of Directors

Julie Almendral, MBA

Director of Communications
Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

Vice President:
Brianna McKinney

Bloom Communications

Manuel Quinto-Pozos, JD

Deats Durst and Owen, PLLC

Jennifer Perkins, MBA

Advocacy Communication Manager
Texas Medical Association

Lissa Adams

Associate Provost
 Texas State Technical College


Jorge Almeida, MD, PhD

Bipolar Disorder Center, UT Health Austin

Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Dell Medical School

Courtney Bailey

Director of Issues and Engagement
Leadership Austin

Amanda N. Barczyk, PhD, MSW

Director of Research and Evaluation
Children's Advocacy Centers of Texas

Michael Cox, MA, LPC

Whole Life Priorities

Leo J. Paterra, MBA, CPA (Retired)



Paul Trylko

Retired CEO
Amplify Credit Union